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The Shimmering Metallic Eye

The latest eyeshadows give you brilliant sparkle without going overboard. On dark skin, copper, mossy green, and rust are striking, says makeup artist Andrew Sotomayor. On medium skin, try pink, gold, or peach. Pearl and champagne are lovely on fair skin; avoid silver, which can wash out your complexion. Apply metallic sparingly—only from lashline to crease—for an effect that’s dramatic, not disco ball.

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From left:

Maybelline Expert Wear Eye Shadow in Gold School, $4; drugstores.
Surratt Beauty Artistique Eyeshadow in Ma-Pêche, $20
Bare Minerals The Bare Naturals Eye Palette, $45
Surratt Beauty Artistique Eyeshadow in Satin Saumon, $20
CoverGirl TruNaked Jewels Eyeshadow Palette, $11.50; drugstores
Maybelline Expert Wear Eye Shadow in Acid Rain, $4; drugstores.

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The Bright Bold Lip

On sweltering days when you just can’t bring yourself to do a full face of makeup, a bold lipcolor comes to the rescue, looking polished and chic all by itself. This season there seems to be more shades than ever, from deep watermelon to vivid hot pink. If you’re a newbie, try a sheer formula or one with a satin finish, says makeup artist Christina Reyna; they’re more forgiving than matte or opaque shades. Does your lipcolor tend to bleed? Line your lips with a waxy pencil in a shade that closely matches the lipstick, says Reyna. Then, for a foolproof application, dab the color on the center of your mouth and blend it out with your pinky.

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Clockwise starting top left:

Givenchy Rouge Interdit Satin Lipstick in Infrarose, $34
Maybelline Color Sensational Vivid Matte Liquid Lipstick in Orange Obsession, $8; drugstores
Bobbi Brown Art Stick Liquid Lip in Hot Tangerine, $28; bobbibrown cosmetics.com
Dior Addict Lacquer Stick in Turn Me Dior, $35
Oribe Lip Lust Crème Lipstick in Fuchsia Glow, $42
Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipstick in Supreme, $24


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The Nude Glowy Cheek

Gorgeous skin is a trend that will never die: No matter your age, it’s a sign of vitality. And a growing number of blush-illuminator hybrids are cropping up, so it’s never been easier to get glowing. Try a very understated shimmery blush right on the apples of your cheeks, says Sotomayor. Sweeping it all the way toward the hairline can look dated, he adds. On medium skin like our model’s, a light bronze helps to bring out olive undertones. A red blush gives a pretty pop to dark skin. And rose gold complements the pink in fair complexions. To keep the look subtle, gently tap the brush against the product; swirling it may pick up too much powder, says Reyna. Then use the side of the brush, rather than the tip, to apply. Bright, right?

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Counterclockwise starting from top:

Sephora Collection Contour Blush Palette, $28
MAC Extra Dimension Blush in Just a Pinch, $28
IT Cosmetics Confidence in Your Glow in Instant Warm Glow, $32; itcosmetics.com
Tarte Blush and Glow in Peachy Glow, $30
By Terry Glow-Expert Duo Stick in Terra Rosa, $48